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New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections

NIAID today announced the award of two new five-year contracts to study whether selected oral, off-patent antibiotics can effectively treat uncomplicated cases of skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) bacteria. If so, doctors could use those antibiotics first in an effort to dampen the development of resistance to such...

Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals

... The outbreak of drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex (ABC) infections among U.S. service members injured in Iraq has been of major concern to military health care workers since it was first detected in 2003. ABC bacteria are commonly found in soil and water. They sometimes also exist on the skin of healthy...

Hospital-acquired infections -- Inevitable?

... This concern is addressed in a special supplement to the November issue of The American Journal of Medical Quality, which is published by SAGE Publica...

Wiley acquires HEED, the world's leading Health Economic Evaluations Database

... HEED was developed as a joint initiative between the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). The database is used by health economists in the pharmaceutical industry, and academic and key healthcare decision makers such as The National Institute fo...

India-Australia cancer care research headed up by CQU academic

... ... This partnership was consolidated in...

Patients with history of cancer at increased risk for acquiring and dying from sepsis

ATLANTA- Hospitalized patients with a history of cancer are at a ten-fold increased risk of acquiring and subsequently dying from sepsis-- a severe immune response to an infection--compared to hospitalized patients without cancer, according to research by investigators at the Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, the risk for sepsis among male patients was found to be 30 percent great...

Springer acquires Obesity Surgery from FD-Communications

Springer, one of the world's leading scientific, technical and medical publishers, has acquired Obesity Surgery, the leading periodical in the field of bariatric surgery, from FD-Communications, Inc....... Obesity Surgery has a 2004 ISI Impact Factor of 3.726, and is ranked seventh among the 139 peer-reviewed titles listed in the field of surgery. The journal publishes a wide range of content, i...

Study indicates dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistant community-acquired staph infections

Staph infections resistant to antibiotics, previously only associated with hospitalization or prior contact with the healthcare system, are now widespread in the community and coming home. A new study from Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, featured in the March 7, 2006 Annals of Internal Medicine, reports on a dramatic rise in antibiotic resistant community-acquire...

Scientists uncover genes for virulence in strain of community-acquired MRSA

Scientists have identified the genes responsible for the resistance and virulence of one of the most predominant strains of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the US. The researchers publish their findings online today (Tuesday February 28, 2006) in The Lancet. ...... The strain, called USA300, was isolated in September 2000 and has been implicated in outbreak...

Acrux acquires rights to commercialise world's first contraceptive spray

Acrux (ASX:ACR), the Australian company with patient-preferred technology for delivering drugs across the skin, today announced an agreement with the New York-based Population Council, Inc. The agreement enables Acrux to progress toward commercialisation of a unique contraceptive spray, containing the new-generation contraceptive drug Nestorone....... Under the agreement, Acrux has a worldwide li...

PlasmaSol, Stevens spin-out, acquired for $17.5 million

PlasmaSol Corporation, a Technogenesis spin-out company founded at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been acquired by Stryker Corporation in a merger that was concluded December 30, 2005. The cost of the transaction totals approximately $17.5 million, including an up-front cash payment, plus the assumption of certain liabilities by Stryker. ... PlasmaSol has developed a technology that will a...

Heart burn medication a risk factor for community-acquired C. difficile

MONTREAL, December 20, 2005--Researchers have discovered that drugs, such as heart burn medications, which reduce gastric acidity, are potential risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals. The new research to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) tomorrow focuses on community-acquired C. difficile, and is a follow-up to previous work by...

Wiley acquires InfoPOEM, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced today that it has acquired InfoPOEM, Inc., a leading provider of evidence-based medicine (EBM) content and web-based search tools, based in Charlottesville, VA....... ] delivers daily email summaries of medical evidence and provides a web-based software...

Chest x-rays not effective in determining when TB acquired

There is little correlation between the appearance of tuberculosis on chest x-rays and how recently the disease was acquired, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on tuberculosis. ......Co-author Neil W. Schluger, M.D., of Columbia University, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing on tuberculosis at the National Press Club. ......Tradit...
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